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April 4, 2024

🔮 Chatbot politicians: who are they, and what is their connection to populism?

Silvija Vuković The idea that human politicians may one day be replaced by machines is no longer science fiction. Focusing on the political aspect of artificial intelligence, Silvija Vuković introduces the phenomenon of chatbot politicians, and discusses their connection to populism Read more
January 10, 2024

AI giving voice to the voiceless, but only to those who can access it

Soumi Banerjee Voice banking is a new technology that safeguards the distinctive vocal signatures of people who have lost the power of speech. Though this might sound like a good-news story, Soumi Banerjee and Dipjyoti Paul show how such advancements might widen existing cleavages between the affluent and economically disadvantaged, prioritising certain voices over others Read more
June 21, 2023

AI health in the Nordic countries: privatisation, unmet promises, and limited participation

Jason Tucker Are recent technological developments in artificial intelligence (AI) revolutionary, calamitous, something in between? Are they inevitable, spontaneous, unpredictable? Jason Tucker examines states who actively shape developments in AI health. The challenge is bringing the public back into decision-making in these developments Read more
April 24, 2023

It's time to set up a global regulatory regime for AI

Łukasz Wordliczek In late March, the Future of Life Institute released an open letter calling for the pausing advanced AI experiments. Specifically, it wanted to pause 'the training of AI systems more powerful than GPT-4'. But isn’t that throwing the baby out with the bathwater? Lukasz Wordliczek argues that a viable solution to all the AI hype is to create a genuinely global regulatory regime Read more
April 3, 2023

💊 A case for democracy’s digital playground

Petr Špecián Petr Špecián argues that democracy would benefit from experimenting with alternative institutional designs in simulated digital worlds. By providing a ‘playground’ with well-calibrated stakes, such an approach could accelerate innovation and help navigate democracy through the challenges of the 21st century Read more
March 29, 2023

The threat of artificial intelligence is not just real, it’s here

Avery Reyna The technologies of generative artificial intelligence and large language models, and their associated algorithms, are increasingly shaping our everyday lives. Avery Reyna argues that the constant need to develop groundbreaking technologies will turn these seemingly abstract algorithmic harms into real-life consequences felt by everyone across the globe Read more

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